Help – Wedding signs

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I used one. The one I bought was just a download of the image which I then used Vista Print to print. It was super easy, affordable, and I was happy with how it turned out. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’m in the process of requesting some right now actually!  I thought they were mostly hand made?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

prip02 :  yah, a lady I see at work sometimes has an etsy shop.  She does mostly placecards but she works with somebody who does chalkboards etc.  Viktoriaskreations

Post # 7
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Wannabee

I made my own chalkbaord signs for my wedding for dirt cheap! I went to various thrift shops and found pictures with frames that I liked, and then just spray-painted over the glass with chalk paint from Rustoleum. You can also get regular chalk paint, but I found the spray easier. Be mindful though that it is painted on a glass surface, so be careful when handling so you don’t break/crack it during transit, handling, etc.

As far as writing on the chalkboards, I found an easy tutorial on how to transfer font onto the chalkboard. Depending on what you want written and how much you want to write, this part can be tedious. I loved using DaFont.com because there are tons of different fonts to choose from! Of course I went with calligraphy. All you do is download the font from the site (it’s free) so you can use it in Microsoft Word, and type whatever your heart desires! Once you have everything printed out, you can cut out the words/phrases separtely so you can get the exact placement you want on the board. Once you have placement in mind, rub chalk on the entire back of each paper cutout. Place the paper on your board with the chalk side facing down (away from you). Now trace the outline of each letter with a pencil using enough pressure to make a good transfer. Once you are done tracing the letters, carefully lift the paper, and you should see a perfectly traced chalk outline! All you have to do now is fill it in with a chalk marker and let it dry! You can even get creative like I did and use colored chalk to add florals/greenery. It seems like a lot of work, and I’ll be honest, it kind of was. But I was making a lot of chalkboard signs, one of which was 4 ft tall!! But let me tell you, it was SO worth it! And it looked so professional! Some companies charge out the butt for chalkbaord services, so I saved a pretty penny and got the satisfaction of knowing I did it myself.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Katie025 :  Such a great idea! I recently discovered DaFont.com and love it because it’s free and they have so many different fonts. And you’re right – so many places charge an arm & a leg to print/create signs and I’m all about saving $$! Would you mind sharing pics of the chalkboard you made? I would love to see how it turned out 🙂 

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